Entered into the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame, Sounds of Silence offers the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours. It begins with canapés and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at the magic hour of sunset. Then, a buffet dinner incorporating native bush ingredients is served with a quality selection of Australian wine and beer under a canopy of a thousand stars.
Listen to the sounds of a didgeridoo while you dine and hear from the resident star talker as they decode the southern night sky, pointing out planets, galaxies and constellations that are only visible thanks to the exceptional clarity of the outback atmosphere.
In 2018, Sounds of Silence is celebrating 25 years with a new Bush Tucker-inspired menu, as part of Ayers Rock Resort’s Bush Tucker Journeys program. Explore the Red Centre’s timeless landscape and take advantage of a range of accommodation options to suit every taste and budget.
For an unparalleled experience, you can also upgrade to A Night at Field of Light. It combines the Sounds of Silence dinner experience with a viewing of one of Australia’s most unique art installations. Field of Light sees the desert floor covered with 50,000 frosted-glass lights, which pulse rhythmically in a rainbow of stunning colours.
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There are an incredible array of adventurous activities and cultural excursions to try before or after your Sounds of Silence experience, too. Get up close and personal with Uluru on the small group tour, Desert Awakenings, which starts with a cup of billy tea and some fresh damper on a secluded dune as the sun breaches the horizon. Marvel at spectacular views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta before walking to the base of Uluru with your guide to explore the Mutitjulu Waterhole and ancient rock paintings. Or ride a camel through the desert on a sunrise tour as dawn breaks over Uluru and Kata Tjuṯa.
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